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Motorola announces Moto X Force with iPhone and Galaxy S6 drop test

It’s hard to argue with the main selling point of Motorola’s marketing campaign for the Verizon-bound Droid Turbo 2. We’ve all had, or at least seen, phones with cracked displays, and no matter how careful we are with our devices, we’re always just a slip or bump away from disaster. In this fragile …

Mobile Technology

Americans are predicted to spend an insane amount online this Thanksgiving

Americans could spend more than ever on Cyber Monday this year. In fact, sales could be up as much as 12% from last year to $3 billion, according to …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Iran is joining international talks on Syria</b> for the first time, following an invitation from Russia.<p><b>2. Austria is planning to build a fence along parts of its border</b> with Slovenia to better control the flow of migrants.<p><b>3. The top 10 Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, Ben</b> …

Presidential Debate

What We Learned From the Third GOP Debate

BOULDER, Colo. — CNBC hosted the third Republican debate here on Wednesday amid new polling that shows the GOP race more volatile than ever before. Here is what he learned:<p><b>1. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio were ready for their close-ups</b><p>Retired surgeon Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the …

Republicans

All of These Fantastic Race Cars Started as Road Cars

Why we love GT3 racing.<p><b>FIA GT3:</b> It's the brilliantly simple formula that transforms fearsome sports cars into even fiercer racing machines. GT3 cars are, first and foremost, real cars—no Camrys with pushrod V8s here. Modifications generally involve deleting weighty niceties and adding safety cages, …

Man of Steel Writer Defends Film's Most Controversial Scene

<b>This story contain spoilers.</b><p>While Zack Snyder's Superman reboot <i>Man of Steel</i> was a box office smash in 2013, it proved more controversial than many superhero movies. The most contentious moment comes near the end, when Superman kills his enemy, Zod. Now the film's screenwriter has defended the scene.<p>…

Comic Books

Here's how I finally turned myself into a morning person

I grabbed my phone and found a slew of texts in which my friends had already gotten up, made brunch plans, gone to brunch, and moved on to other activities — and I had slept through the entire thing.<p>The worst part? This wasn't a rare occurrence for me.<p>If left to my own devices, I would sleep in …

North Korea opens atom-shaped science and technology centre – in pictures

Official photographs show Kim Jong-un touring sleek new complex amid concerns about country’s nuclear weapons programme

North Korea

Sling TV's chief dishes on Apple, Chromecast and the future of online TV

After launching an online live TV service this year, CEO Roger Lynch weighs in on streaming set-top boxes and why on-demand is his top priority now.<p>Sling TV Chief Executive Roger Lynch finished the race to launch online TV just in time for the start of a new contest between the devices that stream …

Televisions

The Definitive Guide to Halloween Candy

A walk-through of what to pass out, what to hoard and what to discard.<p>It's nearly Halloween! If you are married/living in an area with children/not stuffing yourself into a Sexy Kim Davis or Baby Hitler costume to try and put your mouth on a stranger, that means it's time to stay home and greet a …

Dessert

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A News Corp exec tells us that advertisers may have "re-weighted" their media too far toward Facebook.</b> News UK commercial managing director Dominic Carter added that newspapers need to do a better job of communicating their value to advertisers.<p><b>2. Social media monitoring and analytics company</b> …

How the US government helped McDonald’s climb out of its sales rut

Last week, while basking in the glow of (finally!) having a positive sales quarter, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook noted that the growth was driven, at least in part, by a simple recipe change: putting butter, instead of margarine, back in Egg McMuffins.<p>“Customers appreciated the change and we …

McDonald's

Jeff Lynne debuts new ELO track 'One Step at a Time' -- exclusive

Electric Light Orchestra, the symphonic rock band led by production wizard Jeff Lynne, returns in November with <i>Alone in the Universe</i>, its first album …

VW: We Won't Be No. 1 Automaker by 2018, Every Model Under Review

Volkswagen, nearly four years after declaring it would become the number-one automaker by 2018, is scaling back its plans for world domination in the wake of its diesel-emissions scandal and putting every single model it builds under strict review.<p>In less than a month since VW’s supervisory board …

Automotive Industry

Canada’s health-care bill to top $219-billion this year

The pace of health-care spending in Canada is expected to rise more slowly this year, a sign that governments are managing to curb costs, at least in the short term.<p>The country's total health-care bill is forecast to top $219-billion this year, a 1.6-per-cent increase from 2014, according to annual …

15 Essential '80s Sci-Fi Movies You Need to See

While the 1980's isn't generally regarded as one of the better decades for film, it was a gold mine for the science fiction genre.<p>Between crowd-pleasing sequels like "The Empire Strikes Back" to "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," to dark fusions of sci-fi and horror like "Predator," it was a golden …

Science Fiction

Microsoft Created an Android App That Intelligently Organizes Your Phone

Microsoft promises that its latest Android app will make it easier than ever to find commonly used apps without having to dig through your phone.<p>The …

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on 'Unexplored Territory' of New Album

Grammy-winning team reunites for 'So Familiar' LP, which lends several of its songs to the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Bright Star'<p>As an 18-year-old …

New Albums

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

Anonymous intends to unveil names of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The so-called “hacktivist” group Anonymous announced on Wednesday its intentions to name up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan.<p>In a press release, Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous said it has been watching the group for so long and …

The 13 Weirdest and Wonderfulest Things From the Tokyo Motor Show

Beyond the concept cars and production models, the Tokyo Motor Show always delivers delightful oddities. Here are our favorites from this year's show.<p>Beyond the concept cars and production models, the Tokyo Motor Show always delivers delightful oddities. Here are our favorites from this year's show.

UnitedHealth's Cancer Pay Model Froze Doctor Drug Profits And Outcomes Improved

Medical oncologists generally make money by buying cancer drugs at a wholesale price from drug makers. Doctors make a profit when the complex provider payment system allows the drugs to then be reimbursed by insurance companies at a higher retail price.<p>But under a three-year program, UnitedHealth …

Health Care

AP FACT CHECK: The Republican debaters and the facts

Ben Carson pitched a tax plan with numbers that didn't add up. Donald Trump boasted that he's paying his own way in the campaign, but he isn't. Chris Christie accused the government of stealing Social Security money that it has actually borrowed -- and has been paying back with interest.<p>Even the …

Hands-on

By this point, OnePlus is known for its irritating invite system, and shouting about how great its phones are, even if in reality they perform distinctly averagely.<p>Today, the company launched a new device – an even cheaper one, that takes a different design approach to the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 …

Why the BMW i8 Is the Perfect Car for a High School Reunion

Want to show off? You need weird doors.<p><i>From the November 2015 issue of Car and Driver</i><p>Growing up in Maine, there weren't a lot of nice cars around. This was mainly because nobody had any money, but the dearth of zesty machinery was also a function of Yankee ­cultural mores, which dictate that a …

The Limit

I’ve had this concept for a while now that I like to refer to as the “Adventure Scrambler” (or ADV Scrambler). Why can’t I take my neo-classic nearly …

19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

Empower yourself by checking out these 19 stepping stones. They'll spur you on to live a life that is more productive and heaps happier. Click here.

Happiness

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How to Support and Nurture Your Child's Passions

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when parenting became so difficult and intensely competitive. Parents work exceedingly hard to point their children in …

Subway to eliminate antibiotics from all meat over next 10 years

Subway said Tuesday that it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years. The announcement comes after the company was targeted by advocacy groups calling for the change, with a coalition planning to deliver petitions to Subway's headquarters on Thursday.<p>The …